You’re on the second shift out of three days in a row, there were two sick calls, and it’s been crazy busy. As you wait to give report, you find out the nurse you are signing off to is going to be late. You haven’t had much of a break, and everyone around you seems to be complaining about their oncoming patient assignment. While you wait, you’re also beginning to feel annoyed, a negative attitude begins to develop, and you are ready to chime in with all the complaining. After all, what else can you do? Well…before you pile on, you might want to think about the effects a negative attitude can have upon you and your nursing colleagues.
What is gratitude?
Gratitude is the ability to focus on the goodness in our lives and have appreciation for all things we may receive. When you create a conscious habit of thinking about and expressing appreciation on a regular basis, even the most difficult day can seem a bit more bearable. Research has shown that individuals with a consistent practice of gratitude have greater happiness, stronger relationships, better health, and more positive emotions. And when we have gratitude in the workplace, it leads to greater satisfaction with life, higher resilience to stress, more job satisfaction, increased self-care and better health. Let’s look at some strategies that can help you develop an “attitude of gratitude”.
Work Strategies to Cultivate Gratitude
This Thanksgiving season can be the start of a more grateful, happier, and healthier life. TAP Wellness Coaching focuses on similar strategies and so much more. It includes a focus on food, sleep, movement, resilience, and self-care. The season presents an opportunity for you to express gratitude towards yourself, prioritize your needs, lift your spirits, and re-energize your body and mind.
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TAP Wellness Coaching is grateful for all that you continue to do every day and would like to offer this free Thanksgiving giveaway 12 Recipes for Busy Healthcare Professionals. I hope you enjoy!
Sending Thanksgiving wishes to you and yours! xo